We are only concentrating on ourselves, don’t have special plans for India – Colombia U-17 coach Orlando Restrepo

With only six days to go for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to kick-off, all teams are taking their final steps in preparing for the tournament in the best manner possible.

Colombia were the first team to arrive in India for the tournament on September 21st, giving themselves more than two weeks to adjust to the conditions before they take on Ghana in their opening Group A game in New Delhi on October 6th. Spending just twenty minutes observing the players at their training base in Gurgaon is enough to give one an indication of just how motivated the team is for the tournament.

The Ring Side View¬†spoke to Colombia U-17 manager Orlando Restrepo on topics ranging from the team’s preparations in India, to how they plan to approach the tournament. With India set to take on Colombia in their second group match on October 9th, this makes for some interesting viewing. Watch –




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